Every family is right for an active holiday, it is only important that you are aware of your limitations. If you haven’t been very active so far, you may not be able to endure a week-long hike on more demanding mountain trails. If you have very young children, this year may not be the best time to try your hand at surfing.
Realistically assess your abilities and choose activities that come into play. Of course, money is also an important element; some forms of active holidays require much less money than you have spent so far (a good example is a holiday in the mountains, for example), and some activities can be extremely expensive.
An active family holiday will connect your family more, broaden your horizons and give you new, unforgettable experiences. Are you ready for new challenges? Or do you have doubts and a whole bunch of questions? Let’s look at them in order.
Active holidays are any holidays that are not intended for lying down, resting, and lazing, but for physical activity. By no means do I want to convey that I recommend for the mother to be inactive. Even though an active holiday may sound quite strenuous (and very non-holiday), the end result will surprise you. Despite the strenuous pace, at the end of the holiday, you will really have the feeling that you have rested well, ventilated your brain, and prepared for new challenges.
Active holidays offer a thousand and one activities, but if you don’t know where to start, we have prepared some of the most interesting suggestions for you.
Hiking is cheap, accessible practically anywhere, and suitable for everyone. You need very little equipment for hiking, and there are practically no other costs (except for possible accommodation) for hiking. You can find hills and mountains everywhere, so you don’t have to travel to the other side of the world for hiking, and you can also choose a suitable tour and adjust your walking pace to your condition.
Cycling holidays are also subject to a number of similar laws as hiking. Low cost, plenty of suitable locations, and adjusting activity levels to each individual. Cycling holidays are a lot of fun, and in the summer you can combine them with camping and enjoy a week-long nature trip.
Climbing holidays are most suitable for those who have already encountered this sport, but can not get enough of the wall. Of course, even beginners can try their hand at climbing – all you need is a little physical fitness, a good teacher, and plenty of enthusiasm. You will need quite a bit of equipment for climbing, but most of them can also be rented; this option is especially suitable for beginners who do not yet know if they will be impressed by this sport at all.
Diving holidays are some of the most beautiful things you can experience. You will still spend your vacation by the sea (as you are probably most used to), so you will not miss the time to lie on the beach, and at the same time, you will be able to dedicate most of the day to this wonderful sport. Diving holidays are also suitable for those who have not yet encountered diving – such individuals can use the time to take one of the diving courses. Suitable diving destinations are located almost all over the world, and the biggest charm is, of course, the slightly more exotic ones.
Sailing is becoming an increasingly popular way to spend your vacation. It is an active form of relaxation, which also brings plenty of opportunities for relaxation – right in the middle of the blue sea. The views you will experience sailing will truly amaze you, and the peace you will experience in the middle of the open sea is something you will carry in your soul for a long time. Go sailing together with an experienced guide, and usually sailing is fun, which we tackle in larger groups. Invite friends or relatives and enjoy a week of pure fun on the waves!
Camping is definitely one of the most fun things in the world, and in addition, camping will give you a completely different holiday experience and save you a few euros. Did we convince you? Check it.
An active holiday requires something more than just a swimsuit and a good book. For most of these holidays, you will need quite a bit of physical fitness, the right equipment, and perhaps a doctor’s appointment.
Take care of all the preparations in time, and the following list can help you with this:
• Have you checked what equipment you need for an active holiday? Can you rent equipment at the holiday location? If so, do you need to book it in advance?
• If you are going to more exotic destinations, do you need any vaccinations or medications? When is the right time to get vaccinated? In which case should you take medication?
• Are you healthy? Does the activity you are going to undertake to require a prior medical examination?
• Have you checked the weather? If you are going to more distant places, the weather conditions may not be suitable for the activities you have imagined.
• Do you have health insurance with assistance abroad? Does the insurance also cover accidents that could occur in the activities you intend to engage in?
The decision has been made, the destination has been chosen, the activity has been determined and the preparations are complete. Now is the time to indulge and enjoy your active vacation. These will probably be quite different from anything you’ve been used to so far; you may sometimes feel a little uncomfortable, you may not be entirely sure if you can, but you will certainly feel tired to death quite a few times and wonder why you actually went into it.
You will get the answer to this question by the end of your vacation at the latest. An active holiday will enrich you, give you even more energy and change your life in a positive way. Lying under a pine tree will probably not occur to you for quite a few years.